– 13 Tableau Stacks – build down regardless of suit.
– 4 Foundations – build up from Ace to King in suit.
Kings are dealt to the bottom of the stacks.
Cards in the Tableau can be moved to a Foundation or onto another Tableau stack. Only the topmost card of any stack can be moved. An emptied stack cannot be refilled.
Move all cards to the Foundations to win.
Tips & Strategies:
Stack the cards in descending order by suit in the Tableau. If you are unable to do this and you must stack on a different suit, check the cards beneath. Avoid stacking on a different suit if there are any cards of the same suit that are of a lower value underneath. Also, try not to empty piles.
How the game got it’s name:
Throughout history, many societies have had strict laws concerning the amount of bread a baker would sell. If a baker were to cheat the customer in the amount of bread due, the baker experienced harsh punishment. In fear of this punishment, bakers would throw in an extra roll, equaling 13 rolls, and Bakers Dozen solitaire has 13 Tableau piles.